The Wolverine has undergone a resurgence of sorts. Having received a critical mauling from the critics early doors, it’s now standing at a respectable 70% on Rotten Tomatoes, and ahead of the film’s release – tonight in the U.K and tomorrow in the U.S – Hugh Jackman has talked about the human side of Logan, The Wolverine.

Hugh Jackman as The WolverineHugh Jackman as The Wolverine

It had almost got to the point where you had to throw him off a building, chop off his head and he would still come back,” Jackman explained to The Mirror. “In this movie, we find him at his lowest point where he is more vulnerable, more at risk and more of a monster than you’ve ever seen him before,” he added. “He’s struggling with his reason to exist and now he faces the choice of whether to embrace his nature or not.”

The Wolverine sees Jackman travel to a new and exotic location for the franchise reboot. Japan. There, he is offered a chance to forfeit his powers in exchange for a peaceful ‘retirement’ of sorts, but he soon finds out that’s not the case. For Jackman personally, though, filming in Japan didn’t feel like an exotic location.

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“I’ve been there maybe 11 times and I’m close to being obsessed with it, so to film there was a great joy,” he divulged. “I always find it exciting to go to Japan but I always feel like a bull in a china shop when I’m there. On this last trip, my son and I climbed Mount Fuji and we got to see a lot of the country.”